Respected Prime Minister of our country,
This is regarding opportunity, facility and flexibility of jobs. Before going to the main topic, let me tell you about the difficulties we, particularly the married women are facing day by day.
I have worked in an MNC for last 9 years. I have done B.E (Mechanical) from NIT, Durgapur and M.E (Heat Power) from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. I have 9 years of experience in various industry and got many appreciation letters, certificates as well as awards. I requested my manager in my last company to allow me for half day work with reduced salary since I have to take care my little baby. We, women have to handle two jobs simultaneously – one at home and another outside home (which is paid). But my proposal was rejected by my manager. I think my company was fool and it was their loss since maximum women are very serious about their work either it is in industry or home. Currently, I am a professor in an engineering college but many of my friends compelled to leave their job facing the same difficulties. Even I am also facing so many problems. My college time and my child’s school time are not matching. She comes at home at noon when I am in College. I used to return home at the evening. Then, who will take care of my child in that time when I was in College? We are getting so less salary, then how can I keep my child to a daycare where monthly cost is Rs. 6000/-? Or being a lovely mother, why shall I give my child to daycare? Will it be safe for our children? If tomorrow, I have to leave my job, then one thing will make me worried: as I have only one daughter, if she also needs to leave her job after her marriage, then why will she pursue higher education-like, M. E and PHD etc.? Is the higher education because of her would be son’s brain development only? We, women want to do everything but definitely at different time. We don’t have ten hands like devi Durga, but our mind have capabilities and we don’t become tired. For example, if children school time is 7a.m to 1p.m and office time is changed into 8a.m to 12. 30 p.m. How nice it will be!
Many men have tendency to stay at office up to 9 P.M. My manager would have stayed whole night in office if he gets dinner there just to show how much he is working . But this never means that they are working with high efficiency and work more than women. Actually, many men start their work from afternoon and they waste 1-2 hours’ time in smoking, tea break and discussion about Share,political issues and what not. But women use to work restless, women give continuous effort and finish their works as early as possible, parents are waiting at home when their girl will come and give medicines, when their girl will take them outside to walk a little for exercise, to make some snacks without sugar, to tell office story to make them laugh, to care and play with her child, to buy her note book, to complete her child’s home assignment and to take care of her husband who come late from office after office war. Ultimately, men & women, both are paid based on their time and level of work. Then, why not salary can be given on hourly basis of a particular level?
Our Beloved and Respected, Prime Minister-you are doing so many things for our country welfare. To look after women’s career is also a part of welfare of country. Our country is our family where you are the head. If our mother, sister or daughter can’t be happy at one family, can be the family really happy? Similarly, without giving women happiness, can our country be really happy? I will never suggest you something which should not be done. I want to put a simple request to you. Why can’t our government provide jobs which shall be paid on hourly basis? It will be applicable for all-Men and Women. It may be like this :- Rs.100/- to 500/- per hour depending on the organization. Men will work 8.5 hours per day and women (according to their wish) may work minimum 4 hours / day to maximum 8.5 hours/day. I am worried thinking that why India is not progressing in this field. Truly speaking, we don’t need reservations or quota for getting jobs. We don’t need reserved seat in buses, we don’t need reserved seat in trains, rather we want this job facility who deserves. If we all women become cautious about our career and don’t make any family or don’t help in family, can you imagine what will be the picture of tomorrow? Population, Love will decrease drastically. I believe love exists in a family first. So, I think that there must be options for working on hourly basis so that we can handle both fields – family and industry. Kindly look into this matter. We, women can apply our talent in many fields and will be very happy to be part in developing our nation.
An Indian Woman
Thank you for reading. Let us make a beautiful world together. God bless.